" It's as simple as that. Some people are in a dark grey area. Say 50 is the threshold for illegality: They're going to do everything in their means to be at 49.999. They're always trying to find something new to give their athletes an edge. They called it innovation, I called it cheating. Flirting on the edge, looking for gimmicks — I have no tolerance for people who operate that way. Certainly sound nutrition and things like that are valid, but to put all your time and energy into looking for ways to artificially boost blood or in some way get an edge — I call that stupid coaching. "
"ery honestly, everybody in the sport knows the drug coaches. And it's not those supported by just one shoe company. Everybody knows it, but nobody will speak out because of fear of libel. It's going to take some balls, that's for sure. And the federation [USATF] is complicit. I mean, Jon Drummond is prominent on all the USATF committees. If we were serious about cleaning up the sport, that would not be the case. Somebody at USATF is protecting these people"